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08/01/18 - Best Time to Go to HHWRC

Posted on September 4, 2020 at 4:33 PM by Jacob Smith

Hourglass with red sandTiming is everything! Did you know that the majority of visits to the Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center (HHWRC) happen during the first two hours of operation?

If you are interested in less of a wait, we'd suggest coming a little later. Our crew at the HHWRC is astounding. They can process the material from a car in approximately 1 minute. But if there are 40 or more cars ahead of you, that's where the wait comes in.

One of the things we do when we ask for proof of residency, is also keep track of the number of households served per hour. We do this so we can gauge traffic flow and give updates to Summit County residents on the trend for the current year.

Best Time

So far from 2018, we've found that approximately two-thirds of the residents come in the first two hours. If you can work it into your schedule, as of this writing, it is better to come after 4:30 pm.

Best Dates

We'd like to end with this historical fact: in the over 20 years of operation of the HHWRC, the last few weeks in September generally have the most visits. It is understandable, at the end of the season; most people prep for winter and clear things out. However, if you are able to plan your last trip to the HHWRC either towards the end of August or beginning of September, you might be able to avoid the longer waits at the end.

Thank you again for helping us keep these hazardous items out of landfills, soil and our water systems!

Full List of Recyclables

For a full list of what you can bring to the HHWRC, visit our HHW page.